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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:58  
SunsetSet: 21:12 south
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Altitude: -65.0°   Azimuth: 320.2°   Direction: North-West

HR2460 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2460 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2460 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR2460:


HR2460 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -65.0°
Azimuth: 320.2°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2460

HR2460 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2460 are provided in the following table:

06h 39m 42s
-30° 28’ 13”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2460 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2460 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2460.

Visibility of HR2460 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR2460 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.5°
Max altitude: 8.0°
Azimuth: 239.5°
HR2460 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2460

The image below is a photograph of HR2460 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR2460 is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.182 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2460 star
DSS2 image of HR2460. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2460 during the next 1000 years (-0.10 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.03 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2460 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2460 is distant 240.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

73.86 pc
240.77 ly
-24 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.182 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2460

HR2460 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2460 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2460. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2460